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  • UM researchers mine data to uncover terrorist threats

    UM researchers mine data to uncover terrorist threats
    U.S. counterterrorism efforts monitor and sort vast databases of information for clues on potential plots. Now a team of University of Maryland researchers have used data-mining techniques employed by online giants like Google and Amazon.com to aid in the...
  • Coal still a major cause of Maryland's toxic air pollution

    Coal still a major cause of Maryland's toxic air pollution
    Maryland may have some of the nation's strictest limits on power plant pollution, but its residents are still breathing more toxic emissions from those facilities than in most other states. The state's reliance on burning coal for electricity appears to...
  • Sparrows Point sale closes; buyers say they will look for steelmakers

    Sparrows Point sale closes; buyers say they will look for steelmakers
    The massive Sparrows Point complex changed ownership Friday for the fifth time in less than a decade, potentially its last sale as a steel mill. The new owners, redevelopment firm Environmental Liability Transfer and liquidator Hilco Trading, paid $72....
  • Sierra Club kayakers urge closure of recently sold coal plants

    Sierra Club kayakers urge closure of recently sold coal plants
    Environmentalists paddled kayaks along Dundee Creek on Saturday to call attention to the recently announced sale of three local coal-fired power plants they say should be shut down for polluting the air. Jan Hoffmaster of Millersville, the outings...
  • Start fall vegetables inside

    Start fall vegetables inside
    I see that this is the time to start a lot of fall vegetables, but they like it cool and my yard is like an oven in the summer. How can I do this? One way is to start them indoors, even leaf crops like endive. A cool basement works well. When they're a...
  • 'Passport' play admits you to a dramatic place

    An international political event hits home on a very personal level in Kevin Kostic's "Passport." This Theatrical Mining Company production qualifies as a strong entry in this summer's Baltimore Playwrights Festival. Although you might be left with...
  • Southern discomfort for a 'Hired Gun'

    Southern discomfort for a 'Hired Gun'
    When an aging rock star holds a drink more often than he picks up his guitar, he's clearly suffering from a career hangover in Mark Scharf's "Hired Gun." Although this Baltimore Playwrights Festival entry tends to be as thematically loud as that hard-...
  • Company town is gone, but it lives on in its residents

    Company town is gone, but it lives on in its residents
    Elmer Hall grew up in a small town with tree-lined streets, stores, churches and schools — and the largest steel mill in the world, which ran it all. Now that company town exists only in photographs and memories. Forty years ago, the then-owner...
  • 4.5-mile conveyor would carry stone to Carroll cement plant

    4.5-mile conveyor would carry stone to Carroll cement plant
    For nearly a century, Carroll County's smallest town has supplied stone to the massive Lehigh Cement Co. plant that employs many in the community. But the company finds itself at a crossroads — with the quarry nearly depleted, it is eyeing a new...
  • Pest camouflaged as bird droppings attacks dogwood

    Something is eating the leaves on my red twig dogwood. On some leaves, nothing is left but the center rib. I suspect it is a caterpillar that birds like to eat, because I saw a lot of bird droppings. Those bird dropping are the caterpillars. What you see...
  • Western Maryland wind project faces limits to protect bats, birds

    Western Maryland wind project faces limits to protect bats, birds
    Maryland's first industrial-scale wind energy project would be required under a federal plan issued Monday to slow down its turbines at certain times of the year to reduce the number of endangered bats that might be killed by the long, spinning blades....
  • Report: Baltimore's air cleaner, but still among most polluted

    Report: Baltimore's air cleaner, but still among most polluted
    Baltimore's air is healthier to breathe than it used to be, but the region still has some of the nation's worst smog and soot pollution, according to the American Lung Association. In its annual report on the state of the nation's air, the advocacy group...